Tim Lambert

Tim Lambert has supported the Canadian egg industry through a period of unprecedented growth as Chief Executive Officer of Egg Farmers of Canada. He is passionate about sustainable food systems, building public trust and helping more people in Canada and around the world access the incredible nutrition and protein found in eggs.

A graduate from the University of Guelph in 1983 with an Honours degree in Animal and Poultry Science, Tim has worked his entire career in Agriculture. From 1983 to 1995, he held the roles of Chief Operating Executive and General Manager at Ontario Swine Improvement, and managed the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture’s Genetic Improvement Programs for swine, sheep and goat. He also worked in the beef cattle industry for eight years as Chief Operating Executive and General Manager of Beef Improvement Ontario, a genetic improvement company based in Guelph, before joining Egg Farmers of Canada in June of 2003.

From 2017 to 2019, Tim servd as Chair of the International Egg Commission and currently fulfils the role as President of the World Egg Organisation. This global network represents the world’s top egg industry decision-makers in over 80 countries and maintains partnership links to the FAO and OIE. Prior to his appointment as Chair in 2017, he served as Chair of numerous committees at the international level.

Tim is a founding Trustee and the Chair of the International Egg Foundation, an independent charitable foundation with the purpose of increasing egg production and consumption in developing countries by providing undernourished infants, children and families with an independent, sustainable, high-quality protein supply.

From 2016 to 2019, Tim held the position of Chair of the Heart for Africa (Canada) Board of Directors and Foundation. Heart for Africa (Canada) is a humanitarian organization working to bring hope to Eswatini by offering education and a safe haven to orphaned children, and through a unique 2,500 acre farm called Project Canaan that sustains the community and provides employment. Tim also serves as a Board member for Heart for Africa United States and Heart for Africa Swaziland.

Tim served on the Egg Industry Center Board of Advisors of Iowa State University from 2013 to 2015, which guides the strategic decision that enable the center to meet the industry’s immediate research needs while also working to ensure its future. He was awarded the University of Guelph’s prestigious Alumni of Honour award in 2018 and named one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in Canadian Agriculture in 2021 for his professional and volunteer contributions both nationally and globally.